A Texas-based charter bus carrying senior citizens on a casino outing was struck by a freight train in Biloxi, Mississippi. Four people were killed and seven were critically injured. The bus was headed north on Main Street when it got stuck crossing the train tracks in Biloxi, where the eastbound CSX train eventually collided into it. 41 of the 48 passengers were taken to hospitals. The train’s engineer and conductor, however, were not injured.
The freight train had three locomotives and 53 cars, but it has yet to be confirmed if it was equipped with event recorders. Unfortunately, this recent crash is not the first to occur at the Main Street crossing. Only two months ago, a Pepsi truck, which was also traveling north, attempted to cross those same fated tracks and got stuck. Luckily, no one was injured in that crash. Given the crossing’s history, which includes 14 other crashes and two fatalities, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will carefully investigate all aspects of this terrible accident. Most of the crossing’s previous crashes happened between the 1970s and 1990s, and 5 involved vehicles that stalled on the tracks.
The investigation is expected to closely examine the dangers the Main Street crossing poses and, hopefully, will determine why it is the site of so many accidents and cost the lives of several people.
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